High Holidays

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Ohel Avraham High Holiday Services


5778 - 5779

This year we will be sharing our holidays with the University of Rochester Hillel with our very own Sam Asher leading services. We are very excited to be able offer a full set of services in a larger venue on the banks of the Genesee River. As always, there are no tickets required.

When you arrive via the Elmood Ave/Wilson Blvd entrance, let the guard know you are with Ohel Avraham for High Holiday services. You will be directed to the appropriate parking location.

There will be signs directing you from the parking lot to the Interfaith Chapel.

You will be contacted by Shelli if you have requested an accessible parking spot.

Services will be held at the Interfaith Chapel on the UR campus.

View a map of the UR River Campus

Joining UR Hillel allows us also to take advantage of their holiday meals. We will, of course, still hold our traditional Ohel Avraham First Day of Rosh Hashanah Pot Luck Lunch!

We have secured a space downstairs in the Brennan Room just for our community for this event, so please join us by bringing a dish to pass on the first day of Rosh Hashanah.

Leave your dish in the designated place in the sanctuary or with the student who is at the door.

Note for families with children -

If you would like to bring toys or games for the kids to use, please label them and leave them in the Hillel Office on the river level. We have been asked not to bring games or toys into the sanctuary.

Service Times 2018 - 5799

Kol Nidre: Tuesday Sep 18, 7-9pm

Yom Kippur: Wednesday Sep 19, 9am-1pm (includes Yizkor)

Minha/Ne'ila: Wednesday Sep 19, 6:30pm-8:30pm (Final Shofar followed by breakfast sponsored by UR Hillel)

Sukkah Raising: Sunday Sep 23, 11am-1pm, outside the Sulam Center at Nazareth College (parking lot O), healthy and not as healthy snacks will be available, bring children and your creativity!

We will be using Machzor Lev Shalem.

If you would like to order a Lev Shalem Mahzor for yourself and your family, please order them directly from The Rabbinical Assembly or through Amazon.